US Government: The Modern Federal Judiciary, law homework help

1) All petitions for a writ of certiorari involving the U.S. Supreme Court must meet two criteria: the case must have appeals exhausted up to the Court, and the case must

be brought by a U.S. citizen.

involve a state question.

involve a federal question.

have the support of four members of Congress (known as the rule of the four).£

2) The U.S. Attorney General has the power to bring criminal charges against a defendant.

True

False

3) The Supreme Court must hear all cases presented to it.

True

False

4) How much time is each attorney allowed to present their case during oral arguments?

one business day

one hour

thirty minutes

three day period

5) The fourth-ranking member of the Department of Justice, responsible for handling all appeals on behalf of the U.S. government to the Supreme Court is

solicitor general.

amicus curiae.

stare decisis.

None of the above

6) Cases heard by a federal judge usually consist of either one of all the following, except:

They involve the federal government as a party.

They present a federal question based on a claim under the U.S. Constitution, a treaty with another nation, or a federal statute. This is called federal question jurisdiction and it can involve criminal or civil law.

They involve civil suits in which citizens are from different states, and the amount of money at issue is more than $75,000.

They involve a federal question.

7) Who approves the U.S. Attorney in each federal judicial district?

The vice president

A panel of federal judges

Congress

The president

8) If a party wanted to present the details of a case before the trial or hearing they will administer a

brief.

precedent.

an appeal.

judicial review.

9) Which court serves as a court of last resort?

Trial court

Supreme Court

Legislative courts

Appellate courts

10) The federal courts of appeals and the U.S. Supreme Court are

legislative courts.

original jurisdiction courts.

appellate courts.

both creations of the Congress.

 
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